Acidwave is an aesthetic centered around the visuals one might see while tripping on LSD. It initially started off as a subgenre of House music that was popular in raves (which could draw some comparisons to Raver culture) but has evolved into a full blown aesthetic in its own right.


Acidwave visuals have a very melty, psychedelic, and colorful appearance to them, often drawing upon the tye-dye imagery that was popular in the days of the Hippies. Despite that, some Acidwave aesthetic imagery can have a dark, unsettling vibe to them (like a bad acid trip) as well as a peaceful, tranquil vibe (like a good acid trip).



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